FAQs - What Can I Expect?
Before the session
Hydrate well before and the day of your session. Adequate hydration allows better circulation, range of motion, and elasticity of skin tone. (Some hydrate via water, others by their juicy fruit intake. It's your personal preference; the main point is to keep the body hydrated!)
Do not eat just before your session. Allow the body time for digestion separate from relaxation.
If you are feeling "under the weather", let your body rest. Reschedule for another time when you can get the most from your session!
If you have a rash or sunburn, you may want to reschedule your massage or vibrational sound therapy session; we can still proceed with your quantum/ healing touch session.
Health History and Goals
If this is your first time at élan Healing Arts, please arrive 10 minutes early to complete your registration and intake form. You will be interviewed about your health history and areas of concern, as well as your goals and expectations of the session.
During the Session
You will lie on a warmed massage table and are covered by a sheet and blanket. Make sure you are comfortable and let the therapist know if you are not! Tell the therapist if you are cold, do not want an area of your body touched, do not like the music, or are experiencing discomfort with the technique or how it is being applied.
As a legitimate, professional massage therapist, I assure you, your genitals or breasts, and any other areas you identify, will remain covered. Only the area worked on will be exposed. Session will terminate if this is not understood.
NOTE: NO human trafficking or disrespectful, inappropriate behavior will be tolerated. We are adults here - first infraction, done.
Twice forgiven, then appointments canceled without adequate advance notice (24-hour notice), unless due to an emergency or illness, will be charged for the session reserved.
After the second no show/under 24-hour cancellation, any future session will be available by prepaid session only for a specific date and time.
To Get the Most From Your Session
Be as open to the process as you can
Relax and try to let your thoughts go. As a thought arises, observe it, and let it go by; then take note of your breath or of being in the moment. One way to do this is to focus on how the touch or technique feels.
Remember to breathe, as this helps you relax. Sometimes people hold their breath when a sensitive area is massaged, but it is best to breathe through it.
In the same way, helping lift your arm or leg activates the muscles. Unless asked to tighten or provide resistance during a stretching technique, relax, allow your body to be dead weight!